|A photomicrograph of the lumbar spinal cord depicting
an infarct due to Polio Type III surrounding the anterior
When spinal neurons die, Wallerian degeneration takes
place resulting in muscle weakness of those muscles
once innervated by the now dead neurons (denervated).
The degree of paralysis is directly correlated to the
number of deceased neurons.
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|CDC/Dr. Karp, Emory University
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